Spicy Roasted Chick Peas

If you’re in need of a savoury snack but don’t want the additives these are a delicious substitute to crisps or nuts.

Healthy, cheap and easy to make.

Serves 2 as nibbles | Ready in 40 minsRaw Chick Peas

Ingredients

  • 1 Tin of Chick peas
  • 1/2 TSP of Salt
  • 1 TBSP Ground coriander
  • 1 Flat TBSP Cumin seeds
  • A litte bit of Crack black pepper
  • A generous pinch of Chilli flakes (if you dare!)
  • 1 TBSP Olive oil

Directions

Pre-heat the oven toΒ 210C / 425F / Gas Mark 7. Drain the tin of chick peas well then pat them with a paper towel to remove any excess water. Tip the chick peas into a bowl along with all the spices and oil. Coat the chick peas in the spices. Line a tray with baking paper. Transfer the chick peas to the tray and spread out evenly. Bake in the oven for around 30 – 40 mins, until brown and crispy!

Spicy Chick Peas

Best served with a cold beer!

 

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Hummus

Scrummy Yummy Hummus

This recipe makes a load of hummus in minutes.

Far better than shop bought (and that stuff is nice!)

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Ingredients

  • Can of Chick Peas *Drained
  • Olive oil, Approx 3 TBSP. Β (I used basil infused oil)
  • Large table spoon of Tahini or Smooth Peanut Butter (I used PB)
  • 2 Cloves of garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 TBSP of Ground Cumin
  • Few shakes of Chilli Flakes or Paprika
  • Squeeze of lime (optional)

Bung all the ingredients into the food processor. Blitz until your desired consistency. Add more oil if you want it smoother. All Done! Will keep for 3 days, if it lasts that long!

Enjoy with toasted pita, carrot sticks or celery.